Cricket is the latest sport to make its way out of lockdown, with Hampshire’s Rose Bowl playing host on Wednesday to the first of a three-match Test series – read on to find out how to watch an England vs West Indies live stream online from anywhere.
All eyes will be on England talisman Ben Stokes who will be captaining his country for the first time in place of Joe Root, who is on paternity leave. They’ll also be plenty of scrutiny on off-spinner Dom Bess who has been chosen ahead of the returning Moeen Ali and Jack Leach in the home side’s bowling line up. England’s top order meanwhile, is expected to be made up of Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley and Joe Denly.
The Windies haven’t won a Test series in England since 1988, but did manage to notch up a 2-1 series win in the Caribbean when the two teams last played each other in this format back in February 2019.
While the tourists have been much improved over the past year, its a somewhat weakened team that will face England here, with key batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer having declined to travel for this Test series.
As with many other post-Covid-19 events, the action is set to take place behind closed doors and the series also sees the introduction of a saliva ban which could affect how both teams approach bowling.
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England vs West Indies – 1st Test: Where and when?
International cricket returns with the first of the three-match Test series taking place at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, with play on Wednesday set to commence at 11am BST local time.
Watch England vs West Indies 1st Test online from outside your country
We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this Test series further down in this guide. If you’re intent on watching England vs West Indies, but find yourself away from home then you’ll likely run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it’s likely to be geo-blocked.
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How to watch England vs West Indies online in the US exclusively on Willow TV
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The first ball is set to be played at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday at 6am ET/ 3am PT.
How to stream England vs West Indies live in the UK
Sky Sports Cricket has exclusive UK live broadcast rights to this Test series. If you’re a Sky Sports sunsriber , you’ll be able to watch each match live on your TV, with all three Test matches also available in Ultra HD for Sky Q subscribers. You can also live stream all of the action on your phone or tablet using the Sky Go app.
Cord Cutters have a couple of flexible options for watching the action from the ROse Bowl – a Now TV Sky Sports Pass will give you access to all 11 Sky Sports channels and costs £9.99 a day or £33.99 a month. As well as letting you watch all of England vs West Indies Test series live, you’ll also be able to watch the remaining 2019/20 season Premier League matches aired by Sky, PGA Tour golf, and Formula 1 plus, much, much more.
Coverage kicks off each day of the Test at 10.30am on Sky Sports Cricket.
Live stream England vs West Indies live in Australia
Streaming service Kayo Sports will be on hand with live coverage of England vs West Indies for cricket fans looking to tune in Down Under.
A Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. If that’s not enough, there’s also Kayo Sports Premium Package, which offers three concurrent streams for $35 per month. If you haven’t used it before, the network is offering a FREE TRIAL that newcomers to the service can take advantage of.
The first ball is set to be played at 8pm AEST on Wednesday evening.